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  • Created by: paigesull
  • Created on: 15-01-16 15:13
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    • Assumptions
      • Early childhood experiences determine adult behaviour
      • Focus on unconscious
      • Three parts of the personality
      • Case studies are the best research method
    • Key Words
      • Oral, Anal, Phallic, Latent, Genital
      • Id, Ego, Superego
      • Defence mechanisms
    • Key Concepts
      • Structure of Personality
        • Including defence mechanisms
      • Unconscious mental processes
      • Psychosexual stages
      • Freud's use of case studies
    • Applications to Topic Areas
      • Gender Development
        • Psychosexual stages, Oedipus and Electra Complex
      • Forensic
        • Weak, Strong and Deviant Superego
    • Evaluation
      • Detailed case studies, qualitative data
        • Able to explain irrational behaviour
          • Developed treatments
      • Lack of objectivity, reach different conclusions
        • Interpret to what they already believe e.g. Little Hans
          • Based on hypothetical constructs, cannot be observed or empirically tested
        • Cannot be generalised, despite Freud's attempts


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